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This Old Man Spent 13 Years Growing A Giant Dragon In His Yard

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For some, gardening and lawn care can be a therapeutic endeavor. For other, like Norfolk, England resident John Booker, lawn upkeep can be a way of life. It all started with a vision. The English man had a dream to grow a massive dragon on his lawn, so he began trimming his hedges. Continue reading »

This Photographer Took One Family’s Photo In The Same Way Each Year For 23 Years

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“In 1991, the wife of a friend was nine months pregnant, and I had an idea…to photograph them together, on the same day every year, forever…. Every year, at the same time, against the same backdrop, under the same lighting. This way there are no distractions, only the miracle of growth and the changes of time and age.” – Zed Nelson, photographer of “The Family” project. Continue reading »

It Was Way More Fun Flying Around The World 50 Years Ago

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Today, air travel is flooded with thousands of budget airlines, cheap deals and the smallest seats imaginable. For the vast majority of people who fly, it’s merely about getting from A to B without losing your sanity in the process. But 50 years ago, the world of aviation was actually the polar opposite. It wasn’t all about the lowest airfares and the cheapest route – there was a think called service as well. Continue reading »

These Color Photos of Paris Were Shot 100 Years Ago

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Back in 1909, a super-rich French banker named Albert Kahn decided to create a photographic record of the world using the new color photography process that had just appeared, the Autochrome Lumière. One of the cities they documented was Paris. Continue reading »

This Fukang Meteorite Is 4.5 Billion Years Old And Weighs Over 2,000 Pounds

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Back in the year 2000, a 1,003 kilogram (2,211 lbs) meteorite was discovered near Fukang, a city located in the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China. Named the ‘Fukang meteorite‘, it was identified as a pallasite, a type of stony–iron meteorite, with striking olivine crystals throughout. Continue reading »

How Male Beauty Standards Have Changed Over 100 Years

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The creators of the YouTube channel Cut have on more than one occasion focused on the changes which have taken place in women’s fashion in different countries across the course of the past century. Finally, they’ve done the same thing for men: using the example of fashionable American guys, the guys over at Cut have reproduced the dominant style for each decade of the twentieth century one by one. It’s absolutely fascinating to see how much things have changed! Continue reading »

This Is What A Psychiatric Hospital That Has Been Abandoned For Years Looks Like

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A spooky sight to behold! This is what a psychiatric hospital that has been abandoned for years looks like. Complete with bowling alley and a theater, the hospital shows just how much nature has weathered it over time as paint peels from the walls and the mattress gather dust. The shots were captured by Will Ellis, 26, a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York, with a Canon 5D Mark II with a long exposure to get the full range of shadow creeping across the scenes. The photos were taken at the hospital in summer 2015 at a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York. Continue reading »

This Artist Spent 10 Years Carving A Giant Cave – Alone With His Dog

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For the last 10 years, American artist Ra Paulette has been walking alone into New Mexico’s desert to work. He spends his time carving a sandstone cave that he found, turning it into a wonderful subterranean space full of light. Continue reading »

Classic Albums Drawn by Six-Years Old Artist

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Nicolina Lorenza Vachetti is the six-years old cousin of Argentinian graphic artist Tano Veron. After giving her a cover sleeve of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of The Moon” two years ago, she began to recreate cover arts of great music albums and the result is really impressive. Continue reading »

This Man Spent 25 Years To Create The ”World Map” On The Banks Of Lake Klejtrup, Denmark

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Photo credit: Frank Vincentz / Wikimedia

The World Map on the banks of the Lake Klejtrup in Denmark is a 4,000-square-meter walkable map of the world built out of soil, stones and grass. It’s the work of only one man — Søren Poulsen, who spent the last 25 years of his life building it. Continue reading »

8 Before And After Photos That Prove The Awkward Years Don’t Last Forever

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To anyone that thought they were alone in being awkward at age 13 or that it would last forever… here is proof that it wasn’t just you and most people grow out of it. Continue reading »

Absolutely Stunning Crocodile Photos, 65 Million Years In The Making

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According to the majority of biologists, alligators and crocodiles are the least changed reptiles on the planet. Continue reading »

A 17-Years-Old Croatian Artist Creates Fantastic Surreal Landscapes Inspired By Her Childhood Memories

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According to Martina Stipan, a young Croatian artist: “I’m young Croatian 17-years-old artist Martina Stipan and I love doing digital landscape artworks. Since I was a child, I loved dreaming and always lived in my world of imagination.” Continue reading »

This Man Took A Photo Every Year With His Son For 30 Years

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This man took a photo every year with his son for 30 years. The last one might bring you to tears. Continue reading »

Inside Chernobyl’s No-Go Zone 30 Years After The Nuclear Apocalypse

The town of Pripyat, in Ukraine, sprang up just three kilometres from the ill-fated Chernobyl power plant. But on April 26 1986, one of the reactors deep within the plant exploded, causing the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

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Photographer Roland Verant, 35, from Vienna, captured a series of stunning images of the Ukrainian town of Pripyat, 30 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster that decimated the town. Continue reading »

A 15 Years Old Boy From India Creates Surreal Photoworks

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According to young artist Martin Nittala: “I’m Martin Nittala Born November 12 1999. I started my life in India, Andhra Pradesh, Rajahmundry. I’ll bring Honor to my Parents,brothers. I recall having my brother’s phone at age of 15 and taking it to my terrace where I started photography. A few days later and being much more responsible, I bought my first camera Nikon coolpix p520 and being a photography lover my interest towards photography made me bought another camera, this time it’s a DSLR Canon EOS 60D. At that time I dont have much knowledge on operating a DSLR, and for many day I learned myself how to operate DSLR and editing by watching YouTube Tutorials.” Continue reading »

A 18 Years Old Girl From Slovakia Creates These Beautiful Photos

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Young and talented photographer from Slovakia, Paula Kentošová, is taking photos for 5 years. Paula’s portraits are eye-catching, but she doesn’t just take photos of people – sometimes, she must takes photos of architecture, nature or products because she is studying on School of Applied Arts. Continue reading »

Man Spends Four Years Growing a Serene Church Made of Trees

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While traveling the world, Barry Cox fell in love with architecture, particularly the design and construction of churches. This fascination inspired him to design a cathedral of his own, except he decided to compose the house of worship entirely out of lush trees. To make this dream a reality, Cox dedicated four years of his life to growing this rare church in his backyard in New Zealand. Continue reading »

The Road to Auschwitz: 70 Years After Liberation

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Valery Melnikov is a graduate of Stavropol State University ran on becoming an award winning photographer and reporter, who over a decade successfully works for international news agency “RIA Novosti” and “Kommersant” newspaper. Valery has also worked as a freelancer for AFP news agency in 2009-2010. When not on the work assignments, Valery runs multiple independent projects and exhibitions of his images that he brings back from those trips. In January 2015, he made a photo report about the Auschwitz concentration camp. Continue reading »

Kneeling, Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS

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A big solo exhibition (open:29 August – 26 October, 2014) of WE MAKE CARPETS with which they celebrate their five year anniversary at MU Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The book: Kneeling – Five years of WE MAKE CARPETS will be launched 24 October 2014, during the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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Guinness World Records Celebrates 60 Years!

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Jiff, a Pomeranian from Los Angeles, has earned his place in the 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book. Guinness World Records announced that Jiff has set world records for the fastest running on two back legs and on two front legs. Jiff can run 10 meters on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds, and 5 meters on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. (Photo by Kevin Scott Ramos/AP Photo/SIPA Press)
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Artist Recreates His Own Childhood Drawings 20+ Years Later

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With the help of Photoshop, Telmo Pieper, a Dutch muralist, digitally recreates his old drawings into realistic versions of his childhood imagination. The Kiddie Arts series features some of the weirdest-looking animals – a shoe-shaped whale, a snail with world’s smallest shell, and an alien looking fly – a great collection of typical boy-ish drawings. Continue reading »

Overweight Woman Spends 11 Years Photographing Her Body


A photographer’s exploration of her own insecurities, ideals of beauty and love and intimacy in the form of a series of self-portraits taken over 11 years eventually inspired her to lose 110lb.

The photographs Jen Davis began taking of herself in 2002 have been gathered in a new book, 11 Years, which shows her journey in the form of deeply intimate self-portraits. The images will also go on show at the ClampArt gallery in New York City from Thursday.

It was after her series had received critical acclaim and had been showcased around the world in 2011 that Davis realized that her body had not really changed over the years – and neither had she. Continue reading »

Dad Spends 7 Years on Incredibly Detailed Maze!


Some people have hobbies. Other people are obsessive. But when the two cross paths, this is what you get. Japanese twitter user @Kya7y recently unearthed an incredibly detailed maze that her father created almost 30 years ago. When pressed for details, the father explained that he spent 7 years creating the map on A1 size paper, which is about 33 x 23 inches. Continue reading »

Japanese Designer New Years Cards 2014

Every year around this time we share with you a selection of Japanese designer Holiday/New Year’s cards. Here is the 2014 edition, which should also serve as a reminder that this year is the year of the horse. Happy New Year!


1. A cute illustrated card from Nagoya-based graphic design firm creun, inc. Continue reading »